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Philanthropy Chat: Aaron Hurst on Corporate Pro Bono Services

00:26:03

Aaron Hurst, founder and CEO of the Taproot Foundation, discusses lessons his organization has learned over the last decade of managing volunteer teams, the current climate for corporate philanthropy and workplace volunteering, and how nonprofits can most effectively harness the volunteer talent that’s currently on the market.

Evaluating Your Impact: Basics for Smaller Charities

01:14:00

Co-founder and partner Ann M. Duffett and president Steve Farkas of The Farkas Duffett Research Group (FDR Group) offer conceptual and practical steps to evaluate your organization and programs. They demystify the language of evaluation by explaining the different types of research tools that can inform decision-making, the difference between quantitative and qualitative research, and how to organize focus groups and surveys in order to elicit useful feedback.

Philanthropy Chat: David La Piana on How Nonprofits Should Approach Strategic Restructuring

00:32:51

David La Piana, author of Strategic Restructuring: Mergers, Integrations and Alliances, provides best practices in how nonprofits should approach collaborations, mergers, and other types of partnerships.

Philanthropy Chat: Morrie Warshawski on How to Raise Funds for Film and Video

00:39:33

Morrie Warshawski, consultant and author of Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video, shares advice and lessons learned from his many years of helping filmmakers, arts organizations, and other nonprofit groups fulfill their fundraising goals.

Philanthropy Chat: Tobie Stein on Fundraising for Performing Arts

00:09:07

Tobie Stein, director of the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Performing Arts Management at Brooklyn College and author of Performing Arts Management: A Handbook of Professional Practices, describes the fundraising environment for performing arts groups and provides guidance for organizations preparing for their next fundraising campaign.

Denise Zeman on Grantmaking & Collaboration During the Recession

00:16:12

Denise Zeman, President and CEO of the Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, discusses grantmaking and nonprofit collaboration in response to the economic recession.

A Corporate View of Arts Funding

01:58:37

Representatives from Time Warner, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and Target discuss corporate funding for the arts and what they expect from the organizations they support. This is a recording of a live event moderated by Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of New York.

Philanthropy Chat: Shelly Cryer on Nonprofit Careers

00:19:28

Shelly Cryer, author of The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job That Makes a Difference, talks about transition rates in the arts sector, accountability standards, becoming an executive director, and preparing for a career in the nonprofit sector.

Film, Fundraising, and Social Change

01:24:00

A filmmaker and a grantmaker demystify the various funding options available for grantseekers in film. This is a recording of a live event.

Getting Published: A Forum for Writers

01:36:00

Three writers share their individual stories and experiences about getting their work published. This is a recording of a live event.